EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 4b – Level of Service

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 4b - Level of Service Welcome to Part 4b in our continuing blog series “EMS Patient Care Reporting Writing/Documentation 101”. Part 1: EMS Patient Care Report Writing Part 2: Field Notes Part 3: Patient Demographics Part 4a: Nature of Dispatch...

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 2 – Field Notes

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 2 - Field Notes Welcome to Part 2 in our continuing blog series “EMS Patient Care Reporting Writing/Documentation 101”. Part 1: EMS Patient Care Report Writing Part 2: Field Notes The Writing Implement Before you do anything else at the...

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 1

EMS Patient Care Report Writing | Documentation 101 | Part 1 Part 1: EMS Patient Care Report Writing Stick Figures vs. Art… While God blessed me with the ability to effectively put my thoughts into words, He in no way provided me with more than a basic ability to draw...

President Obama Signs Act Extending Ambulance Bonus Payments

President Obama Signs Act Extending Ambulance Bonus Payments President Obama has signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 into law.  In addition to insuring that thousands of Americans will not be assessed higher payroll deduction taxes for the balance of 2012, most importantly to the...

Bill to Extend Ambulance Relief Payments for Remainder of 2012 Passes

Bill to Extend Ambulance Relief Payments for Remainder of 2012 Passes On the coattails… The much anticipated “tax cut” bill has been passed by Congress!  Ambulance companies across the United States were holding their collective breath as the temporary Medicare bonus payments of 2% urban, 3% rural and 22.6% super...

GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas

GPCI Decrease Offsets Positive Medicare Increase in Some Geographic Areas The “Yo-Yo” Effect Talk about a “yo-yo” effect of ups and downs surrounding the anticipated new Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule amounts!  You’ll recall we Blogged several times about the Congressional battle that stood to interfere with the extension of the...

Congress Extends Ambulance Relief for Two Months

Congress Extends Ambulance Relief for Two Months It passed! President Obama Expected to Sign Legislation has passed temporarily extending ambulance claim bonus payments that were set to expire in a week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law today.  For at least two months, the bonus payments...

Latest Update on Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions

Latest Update on Medicare Ambulance Relief Extensions Both Chambers Pass the Bill The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011, H.R. 3630 has now passed both the House and the Senate.  This bill, which also includes the extension of the ambulance bonus payments into the New Year, may now...